April is fast coming to a close, and as a final salute to National Poetry Month, I am posting a new poem and a review of a poetry collection. The poem was written in response to a prompt over at Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, which is fast becoming my favorite site to find other poets and a plethora of unique and thoughtful writing. The poetry collection I received for free over at Goodreads, in exchange for an honest review.

InstaPoetry: 100 words or less, taken from a photo outside my window. 




Perched in her own space, eyes closed
she basks in the morning light, warming her fur
as I write my poem, feeling the soft April breeze
rush in from the open window.
The street is quiet, no cars going past
no children playing, only an occasional chattering
of birds, a light rustling of leaves
sounds of motors whirring on distant roads.
She opens one eye, looks up at my camera
stretches her face to mine, meows, hops down
stalking towards the front door, tail upright
telling me to end my poem and let her out
into the glorious sunshine.

Copyright April 29 2016 Stacie Eirich

Thanks for visiting my blog — Have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you on the flip side. Stacie

15 thoughts on “InstaPoetry”

  1. Hi Stacy ~~ Such a nice poem. I have a picture of our now deceased Amber sitting in the window, I may someday write a poem of her thoughts.
    I am so glad I came, I had missed the 100 word limit (did you count mine, I had 150 plus a four word title). Now it is exactly 100 with no title.
    I liked your review, I may peek at the poems and lyrics. I once enjoyed picking a country song writer's brain as we flew across the Pacific to New Zealand. He was an interesting guy. If I had no family I might have tried to live a life like his. Best not.

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